Viking Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezer Recall [US]


US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Viking recalls some Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Dispensers due to fire hazard CPSC: http://ht.ly/rjlP1

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Viking 42-inch and 48-inch Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Water and Ice Dispensers. The recalled Refrigerator Freezers come in a variety of colors, stainless steel or a custom finish. They were manufactured between October 2012 and May 2013 and have the model numbers listed below. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in MM/DD/YY format.

Both sizes of Refrigerator Freezers have a serial number/date code range from 101712 through 052913. The model and serial numbers are located inside the Refrigerators on a label on the ceiling behind the light housing.

  • 42-inch, model number: FDSB5421D; color and finish: Custom
  • 42-inch, model number: VCSB5421D; color and finish: Various colors
  • 48-inch, model number: FDSB5481D; color and finish: Custom
  • 48-inch, model number: VCSB5481D; color and finish: Various colors

According to the CPSC, electrical connectors in the Refrigerator Freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Viking has received 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported.

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CPSC recall number: 14-023
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2800
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